Friday, April 04, 2014

Know Your Feet

Know Your Feet
1. Make the time to schedule a visit with your podiatrist and keep that appointment. Dr. Lotchie Kerch has a clinic in Capital Hill in Seattle, WA.
2. Keep your feet clean. Wash them daily. Dry carefully with a soft towel, especially between the toes.
3. If your skin is dry or cracked use a moisturizing cream every day. Avoid using moisturizer between your toes.
4. Inspect your shoes everyday for any foreign objects. Shake them out before you put them on your feet.
5. Take off your shoes and socks at every visit with your doctor, as a reminder to your doctor to check your feet.
6. Talk to your podiatrist about what services. Dr. Kerch treats ingrown nail, injuries, etc. She fabricates orthotic devices to put in your shoes for treatment of a variety of foot issues. If you would like to schedule a consult, please call 206-786-0064 for a consult.
7. Let a podiatrist, or Dr. Kerch take care of any any troublesome skin build-up including warts. Avoid  over-the-counter products. They could do more harm than good.
8. If you smoke, think of your feet every time you light up. Cigarette smoking can contribute to circulatory problems. Let your podiatrist know the status of your diabetes control.
9. Take a walk! Activity is a great foot conditioner. Wear a good-fitting walking shoe. At "Your2 Feet" in Seattle you can find a variety of arch supports, insoles and foot comfort aides. Fit-flop season is upon us. Many don't have support for longer walks.
10. Do your own daily foot inspections. Check for any cuts, bruises, calluses, discoloration, sores, blisters, toenail changes, redness and swelling.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Rancher LaDonna Donsbach Buys Zcoil Shoes in Seattle and Drives Friend Needing Kidney Transplant From Montana


After LaDonna heard about Z-CoiLs from her hair dresser, she went to Billings, Montana to buy her first pair of Zcoils 8 years ago. Her next pair were purchased in Rapid City South Dakota. She came  to Seattle to buy Zcoil shoes and for other reasons.

Her Zcoil cowboy boots are great for riding around her property.
She bought three additional pair today to add to her three pair collection. She just bought a pair of sandals for her trip to Hawaii. She bought another pair of hiking boots to replace her previous pair which she's worn for years. She just added a grey pair of athletic shoes to her collection.
"If I don't wear my Z-Coils I can't walk the next day. My Zcoil shoes helped immediately and my pain is very manageable."

LaDonna also came to Seattle to support a friend was born with only one kidney. Three years ago his only kidney failed. Good fortune was when another friends father was a perfect match. Ladonna and her family drove both friends from Miles City to Virginia Mason for the surgery. The kidney transplant was successfully done the next day. Both patients were up walking around Virginia Mason and conversing with each other the very next day...very fast according to staff.

Cattle farmer LaDonna purchased, with funds from her father-in-law's estate, a 20000 acres farm in Miles City. They moved from Flat Head to Miles City Montana.

After being rear-ended twice, 4 years apart, about 15 years ago she developed back, hip and leg pain. She was diagnosed with DJD to her hip and back.
This condition seems to be a family inherited condition since her brother has had hip replacements due to severe DJD.

On the ranch they call her Z-CoiL shoes "tiger" shoes.
Her job on the farm is varied from work cattle, corral and run scales, cat walk keep cattle going straight for their shots. Mostly she enjoys taking care of her grandson Clifton.
Pictured with mom LaDonna, grandchild Clifton is 1 year old and her daughter Krist.

Her four children were in 4H growing up. Her daughter Krista says she remembers going on the tractor with her folks on the weekend. As a youngster she fed cows and cleaned barns. as young as she can remember.

Hearing our customers stories of enduring many years of symptoms, and then seeing our customers obtain relief wearing Z-CoiL shoes, is so heart warming and rewarding to us.

We'd like for you to come to our store Your 2 Feet located at the base of Capital Hill in Seattle.
After you try on these impact reducing Z-CoiL shoes, you will see how the Zcoil shoes can help you get back to the activities you love. No appointment is necessary to be fitted for the Z-CoiL shoes.
Please call 206-786-0064 to confirm store hours. Amazon purchases are also available.


Please ask us for more information about our plantar fascitis treatment kit as well as our different styles of arch supports and braces.

A quality care clinic is adjacent to the Z-CoiL store. Podiatrist, Dr. Kerch is available for consultation by appointment. Please call 206-786-0064. She makes custom orthotics and treats common foot and ankle problems including ingrown nails and athletes feet.


Friday, January 31, 2014

Dr. Lotchie Kerch Shares Stretching Tips for Exercise and Walking

 Stretching Tips for Exercise and Walking
When walking for exercise, it’s important to stretch before and after you walk. Follow the stretching techniques shown below and remember to stretch slowly, without bouncing. You only need to stretch far enough to feel your muscles elongating, not until you feel pain. Talk to your podiatrist, or call Dr. Kerch, if you have specific questions about your stretching routine.
1. Head Circles
Start with your ear near your right shoulder. Rotate your head around to the front, ending with your ear near the left shoulder. Roll your head back to the other side. Repeat 5-10 times.
2. Arm Circles
Lift arms out at your sides and make forward arm circles. Keep your palms facing in and your thumb pointed down. Make 20 forward circles with each arm. Then make backwards arm circles with your palm facing out, thumb pointed up. Make 20 backward circles with each arm.

3. Ankle Circles
While sitting or lying down, lift your right leg from the hip so that your thigh is about 1 inch off the ground/chair. Keeping your knee straight, rotate the foot at the ankle joint slowly in a circular motion. Make 10 circles with your ankle going clockwise and 10 going counterclockwise. Repeat with your left leg.
4. Hip Stretch
Stand up and take a step back with your right foot. Bend your left knee and shift your weight back to your right hip. Keep the right leg straight, bend forward more and reach further down your right leg. Hold for 20 seconds. Then repeat on the other side.
5. Side Reaches
Reach one arm over your head and to the side. Keep your hips steady and your shoulders straight to the side. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat on the other side.
6. Leg Curl (Quadriceps Stretch)
Stand straight up and if necessary, hold onto a wall for support. Bend your right foot behind you to your buttocks with your right hand. Keep standing up straight and push your knee gently back as far as you can comfortably go, keeping your heel in place. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat with your left foot and hand.

7. Wall Push (Calf Stretch)
Lean into a wall with your feet about 3-4 feet away from the wall, bracing yourself with your arms. Bend one knee and point it toward the wall. Keep your back leg straight with your foot flat, your head up and your toes pointed straight ahead. Keeping your back straight, move hips forward until you feel a stretch. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat with the other leg.
8. Achilles Stretch
From the calf stretch position, bend your knee back so your leg straightens, stretching the Achilles tendon. Keep your heel down and hold for 20 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

9. Triceps
Stretch your arms up over your head. Bend the right arm, pushing the right elbow back and down with your left hand. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
10. Hip flexors, hamstrings and lower back
Bend your right leg forward until your knee is directly over your ankle. Rest your left knee on the ground. Keeping your right leg in place, lower your hips and slide your left leg back slightly, stretching as far as you are comfortable. Hold for 20 seconds and then repeat on the other side.

Don't underestimate the importance of stretching to prevent injury and to promote health.
Dr. Lotchie M. Kerch is accepting new patients in our Capital Hill location:
                                   1201 Pine St.
                                   Seattle, Wa 98101
Please call 206-786-0064 for an appointment with Dr. Lotchie Kerch

Monday, December 02, 2013

"Your 2 Feet" in Seattle Now Sells Online!

   
                                                 Buy Z-CoiL Online
 


             www.amazon.com/shops/your2feet

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Christine Booth's Whole Nursing Career Changed After Wearing Z-CoiL shoes.


Christine Booth, before wearing Z-CoiL shoes, experienced excruciating joint pain, especially knee and back pain.
After a 12 hour shift as a nurse she says she had to go home and lay down because of the pain.
Since wearing Z-coiL shoes she now can go to the store and do errands after work.
She's worked as a nurse at Swedish or Virginia Mason for the past 12 years.

Christine started wearing Z-coiL shoes 6 years ago and her pain has been "1000 times" better. "These shoes changed my whole nursing career. They spoil you for other shoes. Other shoes are 'crap'."
She says "I've been big my whole life and I've played lots of sports including basketball, softball, volleyball, and pickle ball."

Christine owns 6 pairs of Z-CoiL shoes including the High Desert Hiker and Loryn.
She came to "Your 2 Feet" in Seattle to purchase an X-large pair of coils. Her previous coils were replaced with X-large coils.

Hearing our customers stories of enduring many years of symptoms, and then seeing our customers obtain relief wearing Z-CoiL shoes, is so heart warming and rewarding to us.

We'd like for you to come in, try on these impact reducing Z-CoiL shoes and see how they can help you get back to the activities you love. No appointment is necessary to be fitted for the Z-CoiL shoes.
Please call 206-786-0064 to confirm store hours.
Just ask us for more information about our plantar fascitis treatment kit, different styles of arch supports and braces.
Dr. Kerch is available for consultation by appointment. Please call 206-786-0064. She has a general podiatric practice. She makes custom orthotics and treats common foot and ankle problems including ingrown nails and athletes feet.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Z-CoiL® Fact Sheet




                                      

Z-Tech, Inc., an innovative footwear company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has designed an innovative shoe that can significantly relieve foot, leg, and back pain by cushioning impact to the body. The company is dedicated to changing people’s lives by reducing their pain and restoring their mobility. Aside from the obvious health benefits of pain relief without pills, shots or surgery, the shoes are a smart investment. Their durable construction helps them last for years.

• Like shock-absorbers for the body, Z-CoiL® footwear cushions impact with the ground by 50%, enabling people to walk, run, and even stand on hard floors for hours in comfort.
• These spring-heeled shoes also return 40-50% of your energy, reducing fatigue. 
• The shoes are custom-fitted in order to provide the wearer with the maximum pain-relief benefits possible.
• The shoes can be adjusted in many ways to compensate for over-pronation, supination, or sore spots.
• Because the shoes incorporate a medical-grade orthotic support, a few insurance companies offer some level of reimbursement with a doctor’s prescription.
• Available in over 20 different styles (and growing) and colors, including athletic shoes, dress shoes, hikers, and protective-toe work boots.
• Though the shoes may appear unstable, the conical coil in the heel compresses straight down rather than tipping, creating greater stability than in regular shoes. It is possible to have a "cover" to hide the coils on the Z-CoiL® if necessary.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jennifer W. and Mary Z.'s Retail Jobs Were Taking Their Toll, Until Z-coil Shoes!


Jennifer White works at the Greenlake Safeway Pharmacy.
She stands all day so her knees and back used to hurt at the end of the day.
Six years ago she was introduced to Z-coil shoes.
With this purchase she now owns two pairs of Z-coil footwear.
She says "These shoes are awesome. I no longer have the pain in my knees and back."

Mary Zinniewic is also pictured. She works at the Issaquah Home Depot.
With this purchase she now owns three pairs of Z-coil shoes. The styles of Z-coil shoes she owns are the Z-trek, light blue and now grey athletic shoes.
Six years ago a friend who works at Boeing showed Mary her Z-coil shoes.
Her feet used to ache so much all the time. The pain made her cry at night.
The Z-coil shoes helped so much, "I never have pain".

We are so glad to have these two women as return customers sharing their testimonials.


After enduring many years of symptoms, these stories and seeing our customers obtain relief wearing Z-CoiL shoes, are very heart warming to us. We want you to come in, try on these impact reducing Z-CoiL shoes and see how they can help relieve your pain. No appointment is necessary to try on the Z-CoiL shoes. Call 206-786-0064 to confirm store hours. Please ask for more information about our plantar fascitis treatment kit and about our different styles of arch supports.